You guys… HEY, YOU GUYS! Did I get your attention? Good because I wanted to. This product review has me excited. Like, REALLY EXCITED. I’M CAPS LOCK EXCITED. When I took the little Loomi light kit out of the box I admit, I was completely baffled. “It’s just paper,” I thought. And no directions? What?! On the packaging I was directed to the Loomi Light website and was completely blown away. I could make a gorgeous light sculpture with what was in my hot little hands? NO WAY! Then my little crafty brain started reeling. I mean, you can do virtually anything to these little puzzle pieces made of heavy-weight, non-textured cardstock.
You get thirty-three loomi pieces per kit. It requies thirty pieces to assemble the main spherical loomi. The other three are for “oops,” and playing.
Here’s a quick little swatch of me testing out two of the spare loomi pieces.
I knew I didn’t just want do a standard loomi. I had to play and craft with it somehow. But how? This was the hardest part of the review. I not-so quickly decided to do an almost Chinese lantern effect. I used my Cricut Expression to cut different designs in the center of the loomi and painted all of them black on the outside. I then alcohol inked transparency in different colors and attached that to the inside of each piece. Yes, this was time consuming, but totally worth it.
Now came the kind of tricky part of putting it together. I say, “kind of tricky,” because there is one simple tip I can give you here, folks: Follow the directions. Keep them in front of you on your computer screen at all times, step by step. Make sure you loop each little “arm” in the specific order the directions give you. And for gosh sakes, don’t forget to, “hot dog,” bend each piece when trying to attach it. Little by little, as each loomi layer came together, I squealed with glee. Yes, I squealed. Even my husband came in and said, “Wow, that’s really looking cool.”
I could barely wait to get the light in and turn it on! And here it is!
Pretty spiffy, eh? My daughter’s are fighting to have this in their room!
I really, REALLY enjoyed playing with the loomi light. I enjoyed it so much, I want about five more of them. I can honestly say that without a doubt that I will be making more of them. (And I did, check out my blog for the AMAZING second loomi.) The loomi light kit is $22, not including the light cord or bulb. This might seem a little spendy, but it’s totally worth it. The quality of the paper is great and the possibilities are simply endless. The hardest part is just deciding how you want to make it! What do you think, crafters? Is loomi something you would want to get into?